After nearly two decades, the South Korean government recognizes that the country urgently needs in a new policy in favor of births. If it does not increase the current birth rate of 1.05%, one of the lowest in the world, Korea runs the risk of losing its status as an international power. So says, the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs lining up alongside the Catholic Church.
According to the Institute, the problem is that “too many people shun marriage and the idea of having children. The government must implement a new system that provides health care and insurance to those who decide to start a family. A change in mentality, which is perhaps most worrying, is needed. ”